Bible Wednesday 2/8: His Sword

Studying this morning's four readings from the St. James Daily Devotional Guide (click to subscribe), I examined myself with these questions. Where is your self-examination leading today?

Psalm 81:1-16. Who do I know personally, or know of at a distance, that seem to be "haters of the Lord" (verse 15, KJV)? Do I allow for God's offer to reconcile with them? Action point?

Genesis 39:1-23. In Joseph's fleeing from temptation as from a burning building (verse 12), what is the lesson for me in my present life?

Romans 3:9-20. How does the "We're better than they are" sin of spiritual pride present itself to me or my group (verse 9)?

Matthew 10:34-42. Where must I recognize the sword of Christ in my current situation (verse 34)? To what little-seeming person should I give a cup of cold water today (verse 42)?